Jason Whittaker / January 23, 2020
Labour leadership hopefuls are keen to claim the mantle of the past. They would be advised to remember that Attlee was a romantic, as much the poet and prophet of the welfare state as its...
Christopher Lamb / January 22, 2020
The debate over Rebecca Long-Bailey's comments on abortion reveals a general discomfort with faith in politics. But progressives should welcome anyone motivated to fight for a fairer, more equal...
Jason Reed / January 21, 2020
This week's debates about the House of Lords are eerily reminiscent of arguments over Europe back in 2015
Prospect Team / January 21, 2020
The Birmingham Yardley MP and Labour leadership candidate answers Prospect's quickfire questions—from her biggest regret to what she's changed her mind about in politics
Chaminda Jayanetti / January 20, 2020
It is entirely right that those battered by faceless administrators are represented and fought for. But there are practical issues that even the best of intentions cannot overcome
Accused by critics of political activism, the UK Supreme Court is under more pressure than ever before, raising the question: what should the umpire in a democracy look like?
Maya Goodfellow / January 17, 2020
The media focus on whether individual figures have experienced racism is a way of obscuring the uncomfortable truth about how inequality works
Simon Lancaster / January 17, 2020
Careful phrasing can lead people to support particular policies, invest in particular companies or even back foreign wars. What is the PM trying to achieve with his latest slogan?
Social mobility touches on deeply personal issues of self-understanding, authenticity and identity that policy alone can't address. I would know—I've lived it
Jess Sargeant / January 16, 2020
The arrangement is designed to keep the Irish land border open—but details of how it will work remain up in the air